Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tag Archives: Hotels

Design trends for luxury resort destinations

Whether you are thinking of remodelling or building a new resort in 2017 think carefully before following the latest ‘trends’ unless you have deep pockets and subscribe to the industry expectation that your resort will be undergoing a significant refurbishment within three to five years. Designing to a current trend can date your property very quickly, and in today’s ever …

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Big revenue management: where the rubber meets the road with big data

Sure, big data can be a marketing powerhouse, helping reach the right guest at the right time. Is there anything more important, really? Yes! Reaching the right guest at the right time with the right rate. However, that rate should not only be the product of what the guest will pay (because this can lead to a hotel full of …

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Accommodation mark-up

When we hear the term ‘mark-up’ we think of the amount added to a product on top of the cost to make a profit. In the case of motels or accommodation businesses, the product is the unit being rented.  The cost to rent that unit needs to be calculated to be able to determine a suitable mark-up to achieve a …

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Classic Holidays National Kiteboarding League crowns champions on Gold Coast

The Classic Holidays National Kiteboarding League (NKL) concluded on the weekend with the winners of the 2016/17 Championship crowned at the Grand Final of the national event series on the Gold Coast. Queenslanders took advantage of their home break, taking out the top 3 spots in the series in the freestyle category, with Noosa’s Kye Evans winning his first national …

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Mayor & football club captain officially open Quest Fremantle

Mayor of Fremantle, Dr Brad Pettitt, former captain of the Fremantle Football Club, Peter Bell, and Fremantle AFLW star Kirby Bentley joined over 100 local business people to officially open the company’s twelfth property in Western Australia, Quest Fremantle, at 8 Pakenham St. Quest Director – Group Operations, Cameron Stewart was delighted to formally open Quest Fremantle, adding 122 rooms …

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IHG appoints Chris Waite as director of communications Australasia and Japan

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Chris Waite to the role of director of communications, Australasia and Japan. Chris is responsible for leading the communications function for IHG and its core brands of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels in these rapidly-expanding markets, as well as elevating IHG’s …

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I want my top-up

Top-ups, the process by which the term of management rights agreements are extended, is an essential component of the management rights industry and why these businesses command a significantly higher value than most other businesses. It is the expectation that the term of management rights agreements will continue almost indefinitely, which generates the premium placed on the values of such …

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What benefits and features should you look for in a website editor?

For your guests, your website offers a first glimpse into your property. It’s where they will go not only to learn more about your rates and availability, but also to peek at your guestrooms, discover your amenities and learn about the fantastic packages that you offer in order to enhance their travel experience. Unfortunately, for many hoteliers, web design is not an …

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Is your accom property near one of Australia’s best beaches?

Tripadvisor has listed the world’s best beaches according to its 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards, and Australia features heavily. Here are the top ten Travellers’ Choice beaches in Australia: “Aussies love the beach so for those planning their next sandy getaway, TripAdvisor has identified from millions of traveller reviews, the best beaches throughout the world as well as those right here …

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Ranking the importance of your management agreements

The documentation that ‘bubble-wraps’ management rights include a caretaking agreement with the body corporate; a letting agreement with the body corporate; the body corporate by-laws; a letting appointment with each of the owners in your letting pool. I am frequently asked about the importance of each document. Consequently, I thought it might be worthwhile to rank the commercial importance of …

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